Special Needs Transportation

Video shows 4-year-old alone on school bus

Posted on May 3, 2013

LAVEEN, Ariz. — School bus video surveillance footage obtained by ABC15 shows an unsettling ordeal for a 4-year-old boy with special needs who was left behind.

In the video, the boy appears to wake up, gets up from his seat and looks around. No one else can be seen.

The youngster, holding his backpack, looks scared and unsure of what to do. He returns to his seating compartment.

What sounds like a vehicle passing by grabs the boy's attention, and he pops up and looks over the back of his seat.

According to ABC15, the boy was stranded on the school bus for 11 minutes. To read the full story, click here.

Here's the video:

Related Topics: driver training, post-trip child check

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anonymous

     | about 4 years ago

    Disturbing enough that a child was left on, but to have another employee get on the bus and continue to work as if it was a normality for a child to be on the bus without supervision is uncalled for. I sure hope he was included in the release of duty action.

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